On the Road: San Antonio, Texas Hill Country and Austin

Explore Texas with experts on a bigger-than-life adventure as you discover Tex-Mex in San Antonio, learn about music and politics in Austin and visit LBJ's Hill Country ranch.
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Program No. 10459RJ
7 days
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The well paced program took me to parts of Texas where I had never been, provided engaging instructors, gave me a fuller picture of LBJ and provided inviting and central accommodations.


A perfect combination of Texas history, culture, and tourist attractions!


There is a ton of early American history packed right in the middle of the state. If you are interested in history, presidents, museums, and the like, then this trip is for you. Learning about the early residents of the lands, the settlement of the German community, and the properties of the 36th President of the US, are all a part of this experience. And, you will see one of the finest US Capitols in the country. Furthermore, there is an introduction to the Austin music scene, that could be a journey by itself. At the end of the week you will understand why there is US history and then there is Texas history.


I have been on at least 20 Road Scholar programs, mainly domestic destinations and always have had great experiences. I have never been disappointed.


This program was excellent! I enjoyed Texas much more than I expected. learned a great deal from the lectures, which brought alive the field trips and made them much more meaningful. The group leader was fabulous and set such a positive tone for the whole week. It was a perfect balance of learning and experiencing.


This was a great introduction to San Antonio, Texas Hill Country and Austin. I went on this trip because of an interest in LBJ, and desire to see the Ranch and the LBJ Library, but I left with a new appreciation for the history of South Texas. It was surprisingly satisfying to see the Alamo and the other missions. Our tour guide, Janie Cadena, was amazingly nice, knowledgable, and also lots of fun.

Mary Jo

I highly recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in history. It is packed full of rewarding experiences. The Texas people were all welcoming and friendly. And as usual, Road Scholar travelers are interesting people to meet and spend time with!


Road Scholar Texas Hill Country Tour was great. Very interesting and fun. KT Cockerell a very personable leader. Thanks KT!


A beautiful overview of Texas history in three wonderful settings. Really enjoyed seeing all three places and staying in "top notch" hotels. Wonderful coordinator - KT Enjoyed all the missions we saw as well as the nighttime barge trip in San Antonio.


Extremely insightful and stimulating program


I highly recommend Road Scholar trips to anyone who wants to experience a wonderful adventure.


This was our first Road Scholar trip and we chose it because the historical and political aspects were appealing. Due to the government shut down, adjustments were made. However, we still found the program to be exemplary. The lecturers, leaders and programs were wonderful. I also require gluten free meals and was trying this to see if I could be accommodated. While hotel free breakfasts are always a challenge, the provided lunches and dinners exceeded my expectations and were excellent. I appreciated the variety and quality. Our transportation was very comfortable and the hotels were centrally located. We learned more than we could have doing this itinerary on our own and appreciated all of the extra things that would not have been available to use traveling without a group.


I didn't know much about Texas History, nor did I know how much I would like learning about it until the presenters started to explain the state's history in a fascinating and engaging style. Now I understand much more than I even expected to learn and so much wiser for it. Thank you,


great history lesson about texas and US...

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